Mastering Your Move Abroad While Empowering Your Freelancing Journey

Freelancing Abroad Guide

Guest Writer: Maayan & Gal | Smoozitive – Your Emotional Coaches For Live Abroad

As we scrolled through our Facebook feed this morning, drinking our coffee, enjoying a moment of quiet, we came across a post from a woman who’s dreaming of moving abroad.
“I’m dreaming of the moment when we take the step and move. So confused about how to get to the destination country as prepared as possible, what will I actually do there, as my current profession is not relevant in the destination country. Should I study something new? Open a business of my own? I heard about remote work, is it really a thing? Any recommendation will be appreciated.”

We immediately sent her a message. And then we realized, you might feel the same way too, so here we are.

Many women face these ‘big life questions’ regarding their career when they plan to move abroad, and years after they relocate. Whether they move on their own, follow a dream, or relocate with their partner and family. And in recent years, the idea of becoming a freelancer, opening our own businesses, embracing a digital nomad lifestyle (with or without a family) has become a thing!

The possibility to take your knowledge with us everywhere, without having the geographic bounds, allowing us the freedom to work on our own terms can be exciting and an actual option for many situations but how do we actually make it work, for real?!

Relocating to a new country is not merely a physical journey; it is also an emotional and mental one.

Taking the time to emotionally and mentally prepare yourself before moving abroad can significantly impact your journey and freelancing success. Here are two essential tips to help you navigate with confidence and resilience:

1. Knowing Your Real Reason to Move

Understanding your true motivation for moving abroad is crucial. Your reason has to be 100% yours, emotional and be strong enough to keep you going when things get though. How do we find it? By simply asking ourselves ‘why’ enough times to find the real hidden truth. Knowing your real reason will help you stay focused and committed throughout the journey. It will serve as a guiding star during moments of uncertainty or doubt. Take the time to contemplate your intentions, write them down, and revisit them whenever you need a reminder.

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2. Prioritize Yourself & Your Energy

Moving abroad can be exhilarating but also overwhelming. As you navigate the world of freelancing abroad, remember to prioritize self-care. Take time for yourself—spend moments in nature, indulge in hobbies, or simply breathe and recharge. Self-care isn’t just a fleeting indulgence; it’s the fuel that keeps you going and provides the energy you need to tackle new challenges. Embrace self-care as a non-negotiable part of your daily routine. Designate specific “Me Time” on your calendar, and honor these moments as you would any other important commitment.

Your emotional well-being is the foundation for a successful freelancing experience abroad.

Moving abroad - take your freelance business with you

As you embark on your journey abroad, let us be your guiding compass for a seamless move. We created Smoozitive to offer emotional and mental guidance and support for women moving abroad through their online course, “Moving Abroad With Ease.” The course equips you with invaluable insights and strategies to navigate the emotional challenges of relocating, empowering you to embrace your journey abroad with confidence.

If you’re planning to move abroad soon, start by watching their brand-new free masterclass “Emotionally Empowered: Mastering The Art Of Moving Abroad”.

Additionally, by becoming a member of LaPlace, the most supportive community for women abroad, you’ll gain access to weekly live group sessions where you can connect, share experiences, and find solace in the company of like-minded individuals.

Before we let you go back to your to-do list or other preparation activities, we wanted to tell you something important:

‘Done’ is always better than ‘Perfect’.

So, start looking for the solutions, for the opportunities, for the help and guidance you need to actually make this move and life abroad happen. And remember, you’re not alone on this journey. We’re right here with you, learning, growing, and creating a life we actually enjoy living, working in what we actually love, serving others using our best capabilities… and we can do all that, from anywhere in the world.

You got this!